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   Carruthers  Wednesday Jul 30 01:02 PM

July 30th 2014: Salisbury Cathedral



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'The beauty of churches is above you', says Richard Silver who combines panoramas of Salisbury Cathedral's ceilng to Kaleidoscopic effect.



glatt  Wednesday Jul 30 01:20 PM

Cool! I've actually been up there.

This is what it looks like in the ceiling.
Attachment 48744



Carruthers  Wednesday Jul 30 01:32 PM

Heavens Above! So to speak.

I've never visited but I do recall driving past it once some time ago.

I don't think that counts somehow.

Great picture, Glatt.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 30 01:57 PM

Numerous churches, cathedrals, mosques, and temples, made me stare and say how in hell did they do that? Add, how long, what cost, and how many died?



Sheldonrs  Thursday Jul 31 09:07 AM

I never understood why churches, cathedrals, etc. have to be so big and fancy. Does God really not show up if there isn't millions of dollars in stained glass and marble statues?



Diaphone Jim  Thursday Jul 31 12:47 PM

Living in California for 70 years and travelling to the British Isles makes for a strange awareness.
In England, I have stayed in buildings that predate the arrival of Europeans in California.

If built in the San Fernando Valley, Salisbury Cathedral would have been rubble hundreds of years ago.

The ceiling photo makes me shudder.
If there were a moderate California-size earthquake, those attending services there or just looking around had better hope God is on duty.



Carruthers  Thursday Jul 31 06:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim View Post
Living in California for 70 years and travelling to the British Isles makes for a strange awareness.
In England, I have stayed in buildings that predate the arrival of Europeans in California.

If built in the San Fernando Valley, Salisbury Cathedral would have been rubble hundreds of years ago.

The ceiling photo makes me shudder.
If there were a moderate California-size earthquake, those attending services there or just looking around had better hope God is on duty.
Attachment 48752

I walked past this old house a few hours ago. The front elevation dates from the early 18th Century, but the timber frame flank wall dates from the 16th or 17th Century. Look how the front wall is secured to the flank with iron straps.
The brickwork joining the two walls seems less than perfect (understatement), the lintels have sunk and I'd be prepared to wager a small sum that the foundations are poor or even non-existent.
However, it's lasted over four centuries and I suspect it'll be around for quite a bit longer.
On the whole though, it's probably just as well it isn't on the San Andreas Fault.

Street View.



DanaC  Thursday Jul 31 06:18 PM

The house I grew up in in Bolton was a similarly mismatched affair. The front and sides of the house were early 19th century, and the back wall was 17th century.

I wonder if people in Egypt or Baghdad roll their eyes when they hear Brits talk about our old buildings :P



BigV  Friday Aug 1 09:04 PM

like you do when I talk about my antique house built in 1938?



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